PVT Chile – Insurance

The PVT agreement between Chile and France came into force on November 1, 2015.

French nationals can apply for a 12-month PVT. This visa cannot be renewed. The visa costs around €115 and takes 2 weeks to obtain. To obtain a PVT visa for Chile, you must take out PVT insurance.


Conditions to be met to benefit from the Chile PVT

– Be between the ages of 18 and 30 when you submit your application
– Valid French passport
– Have at least €2,500 in your bank account and be able to justify it
– Not have already participated in the Chilean working vacation program
– Fly to Chile within 90 days of obtaining your visa
– Special PVT international health insurance

Documents required for the file

Passport: photocopy of passport valid for the entire duration of your stay in Chile.
Form to be taken from the Chilean embassy website, carefully completed and enclosed with your application.
– Cover letter
International health insurance: You must be able to provide proof of Chilean health insurance covering medical expenses, hospitalization and repatriation.
Extract from criminal record, less than 3 months old.
Medical certificate attesting to your good health and that you are not a carrier of any contagious and/or infectious disease.
Photocopy of family record book or copy of birth certificate, to verify parents’ names.
Bank documents: you need to prove that you have at least 2,500 euros at your disposal, either by means of a bank statement or a nominative bank certificate, or by means of a certificate drawn up before a notary in the case of cash.
1 recent passport-size photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm).

How to apply for a WHP in Chile

1. Complete the form for the Chile working vacation program

? Read the instructions carefully before filling in each field.
? The “Type of visa requested” field does not include the Working Holiday Program. Choose “Temporary resident”.
? In the “Reason for trip” field, enter PVT or Programme Vacances Travail.

2. Put together your file with the required documents

– Printed, completed and signed Chile PVT application form
– The supporting documents listed above
– Payment is made on site at the Chilean Consulate at the time of collection.

3. Send your application for the Chile WHP

Your application must be sent or delivered in person to the Chilean Consulate in Paris.
ADDRESS: 64, Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg – 75007 Paris

4. Pick up your PVT visa

Once accepted, your Chile PVT visa must be collected in person at the Chilean Consulate at the address indicated.

However, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website specifies that the quota for this Chile PVT is limited to 200 places per year, probably to avoid the bottleneck seen in Australia.

Find out more about the PVT insurance you need to travel to Chile

So there are now nine destinations waiting to welcome you on your Working Holiday Program!

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